Sharia Strategy: Rule of Law Replacing the State

In The News Piece in Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Feb. 4, 2014

Young and entrepreneurial, the Nusra Front is distinguishing itself among jihadis in pushing both for a coalitionist approach to the Syrian power vacuum and for a deceptive gradualism in enforcing strict Islamic legal, or sharia, norms over time—thereby also building a postconflict template for Syria.